Bringing Out the Best in Teachers: What Effective Principals Do
"Reading this book is like having a conversation with several great colleagues sharing their ideas and expertise. The ideas and suggestions are clear, relevant, and doable. This book is inspiring!"
Teachers reveal how principals can empower them to perform their best!
What strategies do great principals use to influence teachers, students, and classroom instruction? This best-selling book by Joseph Blase and Peggy C. Kirby, now in its third edition, provides the answers from the teachers themselves.
New material in this revised edition compares the authors′ original research findings with recent literature on transformational leadership, school productivity, and adult learning, as well as the ISLLC and ELCC standards. Such comparisons underscore the continued timeliness and timelessness of this teacher′s-eye view of effective school leadership. The book offers strategies and related practices that allow leaders to
Ideal for experienced or aspiring school principals, this enlightening and compact resource provides invaluable perspectives on how to motivate and inspire classroom teachers.
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... teacher's point of view— that lead to improved teacher motivation, commitment, and innovation and enhance teachers' abilities to achieve high academic and social goals with students. The descriptions from the teachers' reports are ...
... teachers and, in particular, how school leadership enhances teachers and their overall performance. This book helps fill the ... reported more than 100 such effective principal behaviors. Bossert et al. (1982) contributed greatly to our ...
... teachers. Generally speaking, the strategies appear here in terms of the frequency with which they were reported, from most frequent to least frequent. Chapters 2 through 9 describe the effective strategies and related tactics and ...
... teacher. O. f all the strategies used to influence teachers' work, praise was the most frequently reported and was perceived as one of the most effective by teachers in our study. Interestingly, praise is usually dismissed as a ...
... teachers. The teachers in our study viewed praise as a positive and effective influence strategy. Praise from their principals helped boost their esteem, confidence, and pride. Many reported that positive reinforcement left them feeling ...
CHAPTER 8 POSITIVE USE OF FORMAL AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 9 MIRRORS TO THE POSSIBLE
CHAPTER 10 CONCLUSIONS CAVEATS AND CHALLENGES
RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES